Like using words? Making language? Having books? Then don't miss CONSENSUSCON 2014!
CONSENSUSCON 2014 is a one-night event celebrating the launch of Consensus Online Writing Platform, a beautiful, game-changing cloud-based tool for realtime book collaboration. This event is your opportunity to get in on the ground floor of this e-publishing revolution! Network with top industry professionals. Deepen your colleague relationships through team-building exercises. Win exciting and exclusive prizes. Get very very drunk on some sort of weird punch, and then watch inspirational and thought-provoking talks, performances, and videos from some of the creative industry's top visionaries.
CONCON KEYNOTE INTRODUCTION
"It all starts with an idea..." Some background and history on the consensus project.
CONCON KEY PILLAR: HARMONY
The Consensus Theme Song, Written and arranged by Amanda Lee Anderson. Performed as a singalong led by Amanda Lee Anderson and Chris Reeves.
CONCON KEY PILLAR: KEYBOARDING
A performative lecture by Nick Brizabout typing skills, lock-in, and the DVORAK Keyboard.
CONCON KEY PILLAR: EQUALITY
An emotional video essay by Jen Chan
CONCON KEY PILLAR: LOVE
A serious discussion about optimism, love, and endurance by Steve Kemple
To get an idea of what to expect from CONSENSUSCON 2014, imagine a reality where Mark Zuckerberg went to art school. Imagine a young Zuck going to noise shows in basements, doing all sorts of weird drugs, and learning about Marxism and Samuel Beckett and Baudrillard. Imagine him voting for Obama (once enthusiastically, and once reluctantly) and marching with Occupy. Imagine if, instead of worshiping Steve Jobsand Ayn Rand, Silicon Valley idolized Duchamp and Andy Kaufman. Imagine if Facebook was just some large-scale dadaist performance, culminating in a simultaneous worldwide ALS ice bucket challenge. In that reality, instead of TED talks, you'd have CONSENSUSCON.